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Organizers of the Travellers Championship 2014 at the TPC River Highlands have announced that two of the most impressive golfers of the PGA tour, Matt Kuchar and Dustin Johnson, have committed to take part in the prestigious competition which will be held from June 16th to 22nd. The organizers have expressed their joy at the number of talent which will be playing at the tournament and it will sure be quite helpful for the image and collections of the tournament.
The new season has been quite exceptional for Dustin Johnson who currently finished 3rd in the Fed Ex Cup and then ninth in the OWGR (Official World Golf Rankings). It was only been few months into the season, and the American has already achieved five top 10 finishes in his last six competitions. It included two runners up places at Northern Trust Open and AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and also a win at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions event and two second-place finishes at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and Northern Trust Open.
World number 11 Matt Kucher has also made a great start to the season which saw him complete four finishes in the top 10 and also rank 41st in the Fed Ex Cup. He has been quite consistent with his performance in the PGA Tours and he holds the most number of top 10 PGA Tour finishes from 2010 (41 out of 102 starts). Matt Kucher will be looking to add a victory to his record and the competition will be huge boost.
The additions of the two talented golfers will bolster the existing rooster of the Patrick Reed, Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson, Hunter Mahan and also the defending champion Ken Duke. The tickets of the TPC Championship event are already available for the crowd and according to the organizers, it is doing quite well.
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Louis Oosthuizen, the South African golfer has been successful in winning the Volvo Golf Champions held in Durban for the second time in a row. Last year too he won the championship and this year too he has done it again.
He went one shot clear of his closest opponent Branden Grace and won it in 12 under while birding the last two holes. The champion won the tournament with a four under par while Tommy Fleetwood the Englishman finished in the third spot with as close as a level par with 72 points.
Along with him the third spot was shared by Joost Luiten from Netherlands who finished with 10 under. Unlike other years this year has been a lot closer and towards the end it was really hard to tell who would win the tournament. But the last two holes gave Louis the edge over the others and he managed to put them in quite confidently.
Grace and Oosthuizen were going neck by neck with both of them stuck to 10 under after the initial rounds. In fact Grace had a slight advantage too when Oosthuizen dropped a shot when he was on the 10th. However he managed successive birdies in his 13th and 14th holes which gave him a massive boost and he moved to 11th under. Grace who was closing in from behind made a par in the first five holes out of the back nine and then bogeyed in the 15th which kept him two shots away from Oosthuizen.
After that he did manage to square things up after a 35 foot birdie putt and also birdied the last which gave him a target at 11 under. After the 16th Oosthuizen was actually trailing when he triple bogeyed seven in the third round and also dropped a shot on Sunday.
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Northern Ireland golfer Rory McIlroy has revealed that the PGA of America has spoken to him in detail about the possibility of the USPGA being played in his own backyard at the Royal Portrush.
The links course has been waiting to host another major event for the better part of six decades but it seems that the best chance that one of the most revered courses in Northern Ireland has of hosting a major event lies with the USPGA and not with The Open.
McIlroy made the startling revelation while playing at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai that the PGA of America had been in talks with him and consulted with him about the possibility of the final major trophy of the season ending up on the Northern Irish shores.
According to Rory McIlroy, they have spoken to him about it adding that they are a very forward thinking organization. He mentioned that it is still in the talking stage and a long way down the line maybe even 10 years but he mentioned that he would love to play a major championship in his own home country.
And his revelation comes in the wake of Ted Bishop, the president of PGA of America commenting on live American television that the Royal Portrush would be a great place to start.
It had long been thought that Asia would be the destination for the first overseas major but now, it seems that the Royal Portrush will be the one to trump the rest and mentioned that it would be the great place for the first international major.
And if the USPGA does indeed hit the Northern Irish shores, it will mean a homecoming of sorts for players like Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell to play a major on their home soil.
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This year, German golfer Martin Kaymer has been taking part in golf events logo on his cap which appears conspicuously unlike from anyone else in world’s top fifty. The swirl blueprint is Whisper Rock Golf Club’s logo. The club is located in Scottsdale in Arizona where Martin is a member with several other PGA Tour professionals. The immediate reaction of the people was why given the fact that most pros are ready to sport sponsored sports gears in exchange of huge sum.
Martin told that it is not always about the money. He want to feel comfortable. Kaymer climbed up from 103rd to 90th in the points standings of FedEx Cup to advance to Deutsche Bank Championship this week. The German golfer added that it was not a matter of not finding a sponsor. It was just a matter of the right fit.
He would like to work with people. He really do not call them sponsors, it is like a partnership. He added that he and his partners have the same goals and interests, and then it would be a very good combination. However, it is not that easy to find. This season, the club is not sponsoring Martin on the Tour, but the golfer added that the club provided him the hat.
To reach to another level of his professional career, Kaymer has had to look back at his form of 2007. He told that it was the last time when he thought to get his European Tour card.